JANET1012
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You can probably guess where this was taken! August, 2007




Tea on the Terrace at Harrod's. August, 2007




My husband and I, our two sons, and their families. August, 2007 [Just before the big trip!]


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It is odd, but having turned 60 in 2007 seemed finally to have gotten me inspired to make some changes! First of all, I am trying to be more fiscally responsible, which is a good reason for coming here and saving the cost of other online programs. Next, I am trying to take better care of myself so I can be active and productive well into my eighties and nineties! My mom turned 90 last year, and she hasn't been as active as she might have been and is now rather frail. I don't want that to be me! I am also wanting to use up a lot of my fabric stash instead of accumulating more. This is part of being fiscally responsible and also fighting perfectionism!

It's now Feb.2, 2009, and I just edited the above to update it. I am making progress, but not in LOSING weight! However, the small changes I am making are improving my attitude in lots of areas, so the weight loss WILL follow! Eventually!


Member Since: 2/21/2008

Fitness Minutes: 16,088

My Goals:
I want to be active and agile as I near "old age," which as defined by my eight-year-old grandson is seventy. I am now sixty, so I have plenty of time to get ready! I also want to be healthy and to feel good about the way I look.


My Program:
I am starting by drinking enough water, eating more vegetables, and riding the stationary bike.



Personal Information:
I live in southeast Michigan after having lived in Tulsa, Oklahoma for fifteen years. I have two grown sons and five grandchildren. I love to quilt and read, both of which are sedentary, so I am working on loving to exercise! Some of this can be be just taking care of my home as a FlyBaby, which would help in LOTS of areas!


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Although I am of German descent, I also love England and Scotland. My favorite author is Rosamunde Pilcher for fiction and C. S. Lewis for non-fiction. I would love to spend a few weeks in England, so perhaps that will be my reward for this major lifestyle change!




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  • v STRNGNGRNDED
    Hi Janet,
    Oh my goodness, well I'm rethinking the email subscription to the Flylady. There are too many promotional emails for my taste.
    I need to remember to time the 15 minutes. I, one, either get distracted, or two, go over the fifteen minutes.
    But I did get the foyer completed yesterday. I had planned on the dining room too, but it didn't happen. I mowed instead. lol
    Yes! I like to write out my notes too. Starting on the first I started listing what I wanted accomplished daily, but I'm sometimes out of the flylady zones.
    Because we just moved we are still dealing with boxes/unpacking.
    I have always liked waking up to a clean kitchen. (I'm working on ds about this. My goodness but he goes through a lot of dishes during the day.)

    24 days ago
  • v STRNGNGRNDED
    are you still on flylady? I was sweeping my front porch this morning and thought of flylady and then thought of you, because you were the one that told me about her. So I've signed back on to the site/email reminders/newsletters.
    Melody
    26 days ago
  • v VERNAJ3
    I just visited your page and am wondering if you are still around and how you are doing. Hope all is well with you and that your are having success in this weight loss journey!!

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    79 days ago
  • v STRNGNGRNDED
    I sent you a goodie, but I forgot to mention I signed up for a month long challenge with SP.

    Can you encourage me about half way through and yell at me if I didn't follow through? :) Thanks. Mel

    http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/calen
    dar-challenge-day.asp?calendar=9&day=1
    260 days ago
  • v KIWIANN
    Thanks for the Blueberries! I love all berries, but Blueberries are my favorite!! emoticon
    341 days ago
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